MSN Video Conferencing on OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kalun, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. kalun macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2006
    Hi everyone,

    I am a long time windows user. I recently aquired a Macbook and start to loving OS X. My friends are mostly using MSN and I would like to do video conferencing with them.

    I tried to use aMSN in OS X. However, I am behind a router and I cannot find out how to forward port in a Japanese router firmware, which means the video conferencing option is pretty much disabled.

    I tried to get Jabber with iChat, but the Jabber servers are really slow.

    As far as I know, MSN Messenger 6.0 for OS X does not support video conferencing.

    I was wondering if anyone can suggest an alternative for me.

  2. kalun thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2006
    wow..that was fast!

    Thanks, I will definitely try it out
  3. Witty lama macrumors member

    May 16, 2006
    Skype now has a beta version of video for mac
    I've been using it for a month or so and found it to be very good for video chat. Obviously this also requires that the other person has Skype too but it has the advantage of being able to call and recieve calls from real phones.
  4. mdntcallr macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    As far as I know, neither Mercury nor aMSN support bi-directional video conferencing in OS X. They both support webcam. But in MSN those two things are different.

    I found the ref for Mercury:

    So if you can get your partners to switch to anything else, you're probably better off than on MSN... :(

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